Game Sued Over 'Ryda' Cover Art

Game Sued Over 'Ryda' Cover Art

Man claims rapper stole his photo and it looks like he has a case.

Published August 26, 2015

After sexual assault allegations and potential jail time for clocking an off-duty police officer, the last thing Game needs right now is more legal heat.

The rapper has been hit with yet another lawsuit, this time from a man who claims he stole the cover art for the single "Ryda" (formerly "Ambitionz of a Rida") featuring Dej Loaf. According to TMZ, an up-and-coming rapper/designer who goes by Ariza Obey put a photo on Instagram last year that Game swiped for his single.

Obey believes the image got to Game after Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s Masika Kalayshia re-posted it on Instagram. Kalysha is friends with Ray J, who is also on the show, and shares the same manager as Game. 

The “Ryda” cover came out in April of this year. With the exception of editing and color filters, the photo looks identical to what Obey posted in 2014 (which you see below in the top left coner).  

Wathc BET.com's interview with Game from the '"Ryda" video set below.

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(Photos from left: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Equinox,Cash Money Records) 

Written by Latifah Muhammad

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